Eco vignette in France: compulsory from 1st July

The French Vignette Crit'Air is compulsory from 1st july 2017 in several major cities, and will be introduced nationally in the next few years. Each city will have certain environmental zones. In these so-called 'zones à circulation restreinte' (ZCR) you are only allowed with a Vignette Crit'Air. Current participating cities: Paris, Lyon, Grenoble and Lille.

September 12, 2017
 

The Crit'Air Vignette: no hassle travelling in France

There are 6 different categories for the Crit'Air vignettes. This all depends on the emission of your car. Each city will determine what the rules, or levels of emission, are. Paris is the first city, within the Paris ring road (périphérique), to introduce an eco-zone. It's, therefore, important to advise your drivers to apply for a vignette when driving in or through France. This way they will avoid penalties.

This is a great, first step towards lowering CO2 emissions in cities worldwide. Ensuring we will keep all of our cities sustainable.

Janine PietersLeasePlan France

The Crit'Air Vignette: no hassle travelling in France

There are 6 different categories for the Crit'Air vignettes. This all depends on the emission of your car. Each city will determine what the rules, or levels of emission, are. Paris is the first city, within the Paris ring road (périphérique), to introduce an eco-zone. It's, therefore, important to advise your drivers to apply for a vignette when driving in or through France. This way they will avoid penalties.

 
These are the 6 Crit'Air vignettes

The Crit'Air Vignette: no hassle travelling in France

There are 6 different categories for the Crit'Air vignettes. This all depends on the emission of your car. Each city will determine what the rules, or levels of emission, are. Paris is the first city, within the Paris ring road (périphérique), to introduce an eco-zone. It's, therefore, important to advise your drivers to apply for a vignette when driving in or through France. This way they will avoid penalties.

Paris is the first city to introduce an eco-zone, within the Paris ring road (périphérique)(Please note: not on the Périphérque itself). Please advise your drivers to always apply for the eco vignette. This way there will be no fines.

Category
Type of vehicle
Price vignette
ZCR zones
Crit'Air
€4.80
Yes
Electric or hydrogen
LPG and hybrid vehicles
Yes
€4.80
Crit'Air 1
Petrol cars - between 2006 and 2010
Crit'Air 2
Yes
€4.80
€4.80
Mon-Fri
Crit'Air 3
Petrol cars - between 1997 and 2005
€4.80
Crit'Air 4
Mon-Fri
Diesel cars - between 2001 and 2005
All other vehicles
No
€4.80
Crit'Air 5

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